Corner Library

Williamsburg's Corner Library: The smallest library in the world

Williamsburg's Corner Library: The smallest library in the world

There may be some other contenders for the smallest library title, such as Jozsef Tari’s collection of over 4,500 miniature books, but nonetheless, this mini library in Brooklyn would rival even the “book booth.”

Located on the corner of Leonard and Withers in Williamsburg, the Corner Library project is the brainchild of artist Colin McMullan, who first installed the functional, utilitarian art project in downtown New Haven before transplanting it here in New York. It’s a mini replica of what a library in a good ol,’ all-American small town would look like, and a timely commentary in an era where the traditional role of a library is changing rapidly with the growth of iPads and Kindles on one end and the aggressive (and shameful IMHO) defunding of town and city libraries on the other…